The Meetings Are Tuesdays at 7.30pm until 9.00pm.
Scouts (10½ to 14) Only limited spaces are available @ 5th Prittlewell in Scouts
The Scout Section is for young people, aged between 10½ to 14 years. As members of a scout troop, they usually meet once a week, in the Summer term we mostly meet for outdoor activities so our meetings move location and are not in the hall every week, puting the OUT in Scouts is very much what we are about.
Scouting has a reputation as an outdoor organisation based on strong traditions of camping and outdoor skills, if 5th prittlewell are not on camp we are planning one. This is reflected in the Balanced Programme, we do have indoor badge work and games as well, but most indoor activity is in our winter term. Scouting offers a range of activities for Scouts spend time away from their home throughout the year, when possible a longer camp in the summer, and we have been attending Gilwell winter camp for years, with activities such as white water rafting, horse riding, 4×4 of road and much more the Scouts want to go back again and again. These are an important part of Troop life and everybody is encouraged to go on camp.
Scouts… Taking the Lead!
Scouts have the opportunity to make more and more decisions for themselves about they want to do and want to get out of Scouting. Scouts has an increased participation in the decision-making processes and in the day to day running of the 5th Prittlewells Troop, we want to develop leadership skills with young people in the Scout Troop and bring out the best in our young people.
We run a very active scout section with Scouts are mainly always outside and enjoying a varied outdoor activities, and this is by their choice not by leaders telling what we are doing, we only guide and take care of the details, booking, finance and awards.
Scout Camps and Visits
Scout camp, Real Outdoor Adventure! 5th Prittlewell Scouts has a strong focus on the outdoors and survival skills and camp many times through the year.
Scout leaders should provide parents with information about anything that will be required before the beginning of each weeks program. But here are some frequently asked questions that might help…
What is needed to participate in Scouting?
At a minimum, each Scout will need a uniform, there is a group joining fee, this pays for the scout shirt, group t-shirt, membership badges and the group necker. Scout Trousers are not in this fee and will be needed, it is recommended you buy them from Belchamps where they can be tried. Additional supplies and equipment may be needed for certain activities such as camping trips or field days.
My child is in Scouting, is there anything I could do to help?
The short answer is yes. Many of our helpers and Leaders are or have been parents. Speak to any Section Leader to discuss how you might become involved, being a leader is great, but we need helpers as well, help with a camp or with a day out, would also be of benefit.
The Scout Promise
Scouting differs from many organisations in that it requires its Members to make a Promise. The Scout Promise is the same for Scouts, Explorer Scouts, Members of the Scout Network and Adult Members of the Association. It is: On my honour, I promise that I will do my best to do my duty to God and to The Queen, to help other people and to keep the Scout Law.
The different wording of the promise is available for those of different faiths and scouting is open to all regardless of faith, some may prefer not to use the word “God” and alternative promises are also available, which supports its members to engage with spirituality in an exciting and meaningful way to themselves.
By making their Promise a person becomes a Member of the worldwide Movement; in short, they become a Scout.
The Scout Law
The Scout Law is a set of ‘rules’ that Scouts should do their best to live their life by. They are based on the Laws that Baden Powell came up with, but have evolved to reflect changing times. The Laws are:
A Scout is to be trusted.
A Scout is loyal.
A Scout is friendly and considerate.
A Scout belongs to the worldwide family of Scouts.
A Scout has courage in all difficulties.
A Scout makes careful use of time and is careful of possessions and property.
A Scout has self-respect and respect for others.
The Motto for all Members of the Movement is: Be Prepared.
The Scout Uniform
Scouts wear a teal coloured shirt. They will also wear a scarf (sometimes called a “necker”), the colour of which varies from Scout Group to Scout Group. They will also have a leather woggle, to keep their scarf up. Activity trousers and a Scout belt are also parts of the Scout uniform and there are several optional items available as well!
Scout Leader: Derek Hagan Scout Name: Skip
Assistant Leader: Michael Godfrey Scout Name: Chill
Assistant Leader: Charlotte Holman
Assistant Leader: New In process
Section Assistant: Dominik Kelemen
Section Assistant: Sunny Wong
Senior Patrol leader: Faith Nunn
Young Leader: Vacancy
Young Leader: Vacancy